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April Thought Board

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 7, 2015, 12:30 PM

- I'm pretty well settled into my job, even though I'm doing very similar things every day right now, it is good to be able to say I work in geology, specifically as a sedimentologist. Chase your dreams guys!

- I really like my new(ish) car. I don't know how I used to manage without one...

- I've been to Ireland twice with work to visit a core storage warehouse for samples from old 80's-90's wells offshore in the Atlantic. Despite a tight workload I really enjoyed my time in the country again. Soon I'm also going to Denver for more core logging! The will be the first time I've been to the USA since 2006.

- Wales is ok. Much quieter than England unless it is the holidays, when everyone piles into the coastal towns. There's not that much to do though so I wonder what long-term boredom prospects are, but at least it's only a 1hr 20 min drive back to my hometown.

- Soon I'll move out of my rented room. It's a bit silly that we have yet to get a washing machine set up, plus additional company in the house tries my patience. Luckily my deputy manager has a flat he can rent out to me for slightly below market price. Is that how corruption starts? After a tidy and a purchase of a bed it would be pretty suitable for me, so I think I'll take him up on the offer. 

- Papercraft isn't really doing much for me right now. I think the community of 2008-2013 has collapsed and no-one is very interested anymore. Added to this is all the models I want to make require extensive editing, which I can't muster up the enthusiasm up to do so. Maybe with my own flat I can focus better but everything is on the back burner.

- Cities: Skylines is a cool game that came out of nowhere. For all city builders, pick it up, it is essentially a proper SimCity 5 with huge growth potential in years to come.

- There's an election in the UK soon, but where I'm registered to vote is a Labour Party safe seat by a significant majority. It never changes. I'm quite a centrist and would be a classic swing voter, but I don't like Labour's current crop of politicians (nor many other parties for that matter) and without a system of proportional representation my vote is close to useless. :shrug:

- I've spent a stupid amount on WW2 gear for airsofting, including British wool battledress that actually fits now, plus a CO2 Webley pistol that ended up too powerful to actually use against people safely. Looking for some downgrade options as it's far too awesome to send back.  

All Glory to the Hypnotoad by Barbiesocks Zoidberg Stamp by XenonRay Give a llama, get a llama by AskGooroo Yes-Man Stamp by artemispanthar .: Read the comments :. Stamp by Beti-Kot Stamp::Bioshock:Infinite: by Rayne-Is-Butts

  • Playing: Majora's Mask, Smash Bros Wii U, Cities: Skylines
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Pepsi Max


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Chris Gilman
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
About Me:
Petroleum geologist and artistic dabbler from the north west of England and currently working in Wales.

I'm fascinated with historical military designs, particularly from about 1800-1920 and all the related themes that go with them. The Napoleonic and colonial eras up until WWI and the Interwar period are my favourite areas of inspiration. Aww who am I kidding, WW2 is also very interesting to read up on as well.

My drawn art is mix of dieselpunk military, real world history, characters from my fictional scenario, fantasy characters and fan art of whatever is on my mind at the time.

Besides that I design and build papercraft models using 3D data from games. I've worked on a whole bunch over the years from games on the N64, GC/Wii and PC. The templates are freely distributed in my gallery or over on my old blog. If you ever build any I'm always thrilled to see any pictures you might have! If you have any questions or need help, just ask through a comment or note!

Find me on Steam, the Wii U, and (rarely) Origin, as XenonRay.

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AGiLE-EaGLE1994 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Remember me? :XD: N64fan from the old forum?
I made a few more papercraft designs: Paper Warner siblings by AGiLE-EaGLE1994
XenonRay Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah of course! :p
Good stuff, keep it up!
AGiLE-EaGLE1994 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
zeexto Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Happy Birthday! :D
XenonRay Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
BRSpidey Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Blower fella (Party) Happy Birthday!!!fella Gift (Party) Patrick (Cake) [V1] fella's Gobbler (Party) 
XenonRay Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
birthdays Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014

:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo: 

It's August 30th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year! 

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love: 

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XenonRay Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your continuing support!
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